Definition of boatel
1 : a waterside hotel equipped with docks to accommodate persons traveling by boat
2 : a boat or ship with sleeping accommodations that is used as a hotel Want a vacation from the helm but not keen on chain hotels? Relax aboard these floating boatels. — Mary Kate Hogan, Boating, February 1998 A 50-foot houseboat, the boatel is meant for weekend groups but is available by the night in the off-season … — John Morthland, Travel & Leisure, March 1997
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Origin and Etymology of boatel
blend of boat and hotel
First Known Use: 1949
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